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Vented-Roof Design Eliminates Wind Damage

Brian BrookheartFounding MemberVADA LLC, Olney, IL In commercial roofing, wind-uplift calculations are performed on every building to determine the wind-uplift pressures that will be exerted on the building during its service life.  Designers need to determine the uplift of the corners, perimeter, and field to properly design a roofing system. UL1897 and FM4474 uplift tests …

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3D Imaging Laser Scanning with Matt Wheelis

3D Imaging laser scanning is powerful technology that quickly and accurately acquires and delivers complete measurement data for a facility. Once transferred to CAD, BIM, VR, or AR applications, the resultant point cloud becomes very effective design and communication information that facilitates collaboration between architect, contractor, and owner/developer.   In this Commercial Conversation podcast, editorial …

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Video: July 2017 Issue Preview

Proto-Urban Designs In The ‘Burbs Creating urban environments in suburban office parks makes it possible for businesses to attract younger workers. Rediscovering The Urban Milieu Recapturing neighborhoods and communities is central to new urbanism. Patience Sustains Developer’s Vision Careful planning, the right combination of funding, and persistence allow a project to succeed in the face …

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